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Poster: Memphis Blues Date: Feb 7, 2012 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

I've listened to a good bit of this so far. I think the quality is very high. I think the key on discussing quality is to compare it to other releases of the same period. To my ear, DP 3 is a bit dull sounding, but not necessarily due to the playing. Dave's #1 just sounded big and bright and energetic on my car speakers.

As for the show, I have had most of it played but I haven't really listened intently to much of it. I had on the Mississippi Half Step in the car this morning and was blown away by that version. It's a song I like most of the time but for an opener, this one was crazy good. I listened to Scarlet->Fire as well and the main thing that jumped out was that Donna seemed relatively under control in the breakdown/jam section of Scarlet. TOO -> Wharf Rat was interesting though I tend to disregard most TOO's after the early 70s.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Feb 7, 2012 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

except for DP 18's TOO... yikes